Friends, we will gather in Camrose at the Augustana Campus of the University of Alberta, starting this Friday, Aug 4, with a Pre-YM Retreat led by Beverly Shepard. Yearly Meeting session will follow with a community celebration on Saturday; the Sunderland P. Gardner Lecture given by Maggie Knight on Sunday evening and a week filled with activity, sharing, time for quiet reflection and spiritual growth and learning. Every year we come together as a family, it’s an event that nourishes body and soul.
Should you need to reach anyone during this time – you can either call the YM office (888-296-3222) and leave a voicemail – messages will be retrieved daily; or you can call the CYM on-site contact number 780-781-0507 .
Visit www.quaker.ca/business/cym2016 to download reports and information from our Session.
If you are not able to be among us in person, we ask you to hold our Session in the Light.
Click here to see if your Committee is scheduled to report this year at Yearly Meeting session in August.
Every year, we devote some time at CYM to look more closely at the work of a few committees or representatives. Our rota ensures that each CYM Standing Committee or representative has a Reporting and Clearness session every five years.
Opportunities for Reporting and Clearness are particularly important! What have been your key achievements since your last reporting and clearness? What are your challenges? What is your committee vision for the next five years? This is your opportunity to reflect on how your work fits into the CYM picture, to answer questions and to hear from Friends about your work. Please provide two or three questions for Friends to help us to prepare for and season this work. After a brief précis on the floor, time will be provided for discernment, allowing Friends to respond and to reflect on our collaborative vision of this work over the next five years.
In preparation for Yearly Meeting session, we have uploaded the following:
- Registration Form (PDF version to print and mail) or the on-line form (Excel file to fill in, save and email to the office). Please note that the Excel form is designed for one registrant per Excel Worksheet. If there is more than one person in your household registering, please fill out the Person 2 Worksheet, Person 3 Worksheet, etc. by clicking along the bottom tabs. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Registration Material (all the YM details!).
For more information, please visit the CYM 2016 Gathering page.